Readers must have an active library card in order to access this service.
Orders can be placed by emailing the Interlibrary loans department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following details must be provided:
Title, author, year of publication, system number of library that holds the item or OCLC/ISBN, reader's name and ID number.
Without this information, the order will not be placed.
Items can be claimed by the individual that placed the order in room 13, floor -1.
The service fee is 16 NIS.
Ordered items can be perused in the reading rooms of the National Library. They can be held at the reading room desk under the reader's name.
Readers who wish to order an item from a library in another country should do so by emailing email@example.com.
The email should include ONLY the following details: title, author, year of publication, OCLC or system number of holding library, name of the library abroad (please specify if you do not have the holding library's information).
Service fee: the reader will be asked to pay 40 NIS fee in advance. When the item arrives, the reader will be charged for the delivery costs for registered mail/courier mail.
The reader may pick up the item in room 13, floor -1 of the National Library. The item can be used in the Library's reading rooms only, and it may be held at the reading room desk under the reader's name.
International Loans from the National Library's Collections:
Any recognized library can submit loan requests to the National Library by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email should include ONLY the following information: title, author, year of publication, OCLC number or National Library system number.
The National Library's Interlibrary Loan Department document delivery service:
The service provides photocopies of books, periodicals, maps, archive photographs, manuscripts and other types of items from the National Library's collections.
The Copyright Law of 2007 (Israel) applies to photocopying, scanning and replication by other means of copyright protected materials.
The National Library will provide print or digital copies of materials from its collection in keeping with the Copyright Law. Written assent from holders of copyright may be required. In certain cases, as articulated in the law, the National Library may issue a copy of a work, or part thereof, for (among others) research purposes or personal use, according to the fair use directives. A reader who submits a request to copy, or make use of a copy that exceeds the limits of "fair use" will bear responsibility for violating the Copyright Law.
The National Library reserves the right to refuse such a request should it consider fulfilling it a violation of the Copyright Law.
I hereby declare that I accept the restrictions imposed by copyright and affirm that my request is permissible by the Copyright Law.
Readers wishing to order photocopies from books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, and photographs, should do so by emailig email@example.com.
The email should include ONLY the following information: title (of periodical, book, picture, map), year of publication, OCLC number or National Library system number, volume number, article title, article author, and requested page numbers. Copy resolution: 300/600 DPI .
If the article is requested in PDF format, the reader will receive it by email.
Scans of pictures/maps/rare books will be emailed to the reader with a link to a special server that can host large files. Scans will be in TIFF/JPG format at a resolution of 300/600 DPI. The reader will be able to choose the desired quality.
Fees: the reader will be asked to approve the fees via email
45 NIS service fee per bibliographic item
(for example, an order consisting of 2 copies of bibliographic items will incur a 90 NIS service charge)
0.60 NIS per photocopied page
30 NIS manuscript handling fee for each bibliographic item
3.50 NIS per photocopied page from microfilm (newspaper/periodical)
Rates for photocopies of articles from libraries in Israel:
18 NIS for articles of up to 10 pages, +8 NIS for each additional 10 pages